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Action cameras are small, lightweight, wearable, and typically compact and rugged yet tough with so much specifications. It is a digital camera designed for documenting action-related experiences such as outdoor sports, and most often than not, it serves as a travel companion. In the recent years since its introduction, we have seen the advent of sports and action camera and the growth of it surpassing traditional camcorders, and compact system cameras. These action cameras vary greatly in terms of designs, features, functionalities, and price.

ThiEYE, a professional supplier of devices, content and service for virtual reality (VR) based in Shenzhen, China successfully introduced its action camera line up to the market; 11 different action cameras as of this writing.
ThiEYE i30 Action Camera on a front view showing the brushed aluminum metal surface.

Born with a brilliant big EYE which is more than just a good look, ThiEYE considered as the first brand to introduce an action camera with replaceable filters- The ThiEYE V6 Action Camera which comes with a 4k Full HD Video and 12MP High Quality Photo.

As for this article, we will be having our first impression of their smallest action camera and yet delivers noteworthy features- The ThiEYE i30 Action Camera.
The ThiEYE i30 Action Camera on front view. As you may noticed, the power button is located in front of the camera.
The ThiEYE i30 Action Camera is a mini action camera with the typical rectangular matchbox shape for the entry to enthusiast-level of consumers. It sports with a 12MP effective resolution and applies improved BSI-2 technology, advance HDR sensor, and full glass lens that came with a Sunplus SPCA6330 chipset and AR0330 Image Sensor giving a sense of improved visual experience.
The ThiEYE i30 Action Camera on rear view showing the menu button, up and down, and the back button.
The ThiEYE i30 features a brushed aluminum metal surface constructed on its shell giving a feeling of elegance and luxury, a combination of fashion and technology. The material resists dirt and stains, and protects it from wear and tear. Additionally, the ThiEYE i30 displays a super-wide angle lens of 155 degrees providing almost two times of visual area when compared with smartphones and other action camera in the market.

We're excited to have our full spin of the ThiEYE i30 Action Camera, but before we start having our very own reviews, here's our unboxing initial impression of this action camera. Perfect for beginners-alike, the product comes with essential accessories on its sleeves.

- 1 x ThiEYE i30 Sport Camera
- 1 x Waterproof Housing
- 1 x Quick Release Buckle and Vertical Quick
- 1 x 3-way Pivot Arm
- 1 x 1/4'' Tripod Mount Adapter
- 1 x Rechargeable Battery
- 1 x Additional Skeleton Backdoor for the Frame
- 1 x Curved and Flat Adhesive Mounts
- 1 x Release Buckle
- 2 x 3M Adhesive Stickers
- 1 x USB Cable
- 1 x Quick Start Guide
- 1 X Cloth Wiper
- 1 x Cloth Bag

Now, let's take a look at the key specifications of the ThiEYE i30 Action Camera.

ThiEye 30i Action Camera
Product Type
Sports and Action Camera
Body material
Brushed Aluminum Metal
Sunplus SPCA6330 chipset with AR0330 Image Sensor
and BSI 2 Technology
Field of View
155 degrees Super Wide
Fisheye Setting
Aqua Mode
Motion Detection
Off, On
Off, On
1.5" TFT LCD Screen
155 degrees wide angle lens, 6G lens, F2.8 Large Aperture
G Sensor
Color Available
Silver, Grey
Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Effective Resolution
12MP (For stills)
Image Size
12MP (4032x3024), 10MP (3648x2736), 8MP (3264x2448), 5MP (2592x1944), 3MP (2048x1536), 2MHD (1920x1080), VGA (6)
White balance presets
5 (Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent)
Burst Mode
Off, 3 Photos, 5 Photos, 10 Photos
Off, 3 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 10 Seconds
Hard, Normal, Soft
Auto (Advance HDR Sensor)
Car Mode
Off, Low, Normal, High
Videography Features
1080P (1920x1080) @ 30fps, 720P (1280x720) 
@ 60fps, 720P (1280x720) @ 30fps
Loop Recording
Off, 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes (video auto cycling covering)
Time-lapse Recording
Audio Recording
Off, On
Slow Motion
Off, On
Motion Detection
Off, On
Car DVR Mode
Off, On
TV Video Standard
Photography features
Picture Quality
Super Fine, Fine, Normal
Filters/Color Setting
7 (Normal, Black and White, Sepia, Negative, Red, Green, Blue)
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Image Format
Storage included
4GB-32GB Micro SD or UHS-1 (preferably Class 10)
USB 2.0
Yes (Mini Type C)
Microphone port
Headphone port
Off, On
WiFi Function
Remote Control, Sync, and Sharing Albums
WiFi Distance
Environmentally sealed
- Dustproof
- Anti-shake
Maximum at 30 meters (with waterproof case)
IP68 Waterproof Case (provides water protection up to 131 feet deep)
Battery description
3.7V lithium-ion battery
Battery Life 
1000maH (About 75 mins at 1080P on 30fps
Weight (inc. batteries)
57 g
58 x 40.5 x 22mm (L x W x D)
Other features
50Hz, 60Hz
TV Out
Off, On

The ThiEYE i30 Action Camera attached to the IP68 Waterproof Case on frontal view
The ThiEYE i30 Action Camera attached to the IP68 Waterproof Case on rear view showing the Menu Button.
ThiEYE i30 Action Camera uses a 3.7V Li-ion Battery with a 1000 mAh capacity. It is part of the package contents.

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